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Basil Sun-Dried Tomatoes

I always thought the process of creating sun-dried tomatoes was difficult or that you really must leave them out in the sun. How was this going to happen considering bugs, birds, and other insects? I'm not in Rome. So, I can't do as the Romans do. This is my Texas take on creating sun-dried tomatoes.


BASIL SUN-DRIED TOMATOES


INGREDIENTS
olive oil, tomatoes, sea salt, dry basil
TOOLS & EQUIPMENT
knife, corer,dehydrator, jar and lid
YIELDS
approximate jar size you use
STEPS:
Wash and core tomatoes.
Remove pulp and seeds.
Cut tomatoes in strips.

Add sea salt to taste.
Place tomatoes on dehydrator trays.
Dehydrate for 24 hours, rotating trays approximately every 10 hours. It may take less than 24 hours. Just watch your tomatoes. If too long, they will burn.
Place dried strips in jar.
Add dry basil.
Fill jar with olive oil.
Close jar tightly.
Store in a cool, dark place.

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